Worldly Affairs

Join us as we travel the globe and celebrate some of the finest international gay men’s short films. In the outskirts of Lima, a young sex worker in The Companion tends to an elderly man, who is a fallen-from-grace artisan. Sea, sun, and family—that’s what it takes to make a Summer Vacation. But all Yuval wants from this vacation is to get the heck out of there. In For Dorian, a father fears the sexual awakening of his disabled son, Oliver. In A Ballet Dialogue, a young man in his late teens and a senior man wake up in their respective apartments—and from across the avenue on which they both live, they communicate in an unusual way. Two childhood friends head to a deserted beach to surf in Seaquake. When they get there, they wait for a wave that never comes, but another type of wave comes across the both of them. In Happy Birthday, from the director of You Are Not Alone (1978), life can be frustrating for a 14-year-old boy in Denmark where the age of consent is 15. His birthday might be right around the corner, but his handsome neighbor is making it seem like forever!

— K.C. PRICE

In Portuguese with English subtitles.

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